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Dietary supplementation with zinc oxide nanoparticles improves growth performance and gut microbiota of broiler chickens reared in the tropics

  • 2024
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 54
E. Opoola, O.J. Makinde, R.Y. Olobatoke, P.O. Atte & O. Olaniyan Page: 28 - 36

This study evaluated the effect of zinc oxide (ZnO) on growth performance, serum biochemistry, and gut microbial counts of broiler chickens reared in a tropical environment. A total of 120 one-day-old broiler chicks were assigned using a completely randomized design…

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Effects of Brachiaria decumbens leaf meal supplementation on the health, blood biomarkers, and relative telomere length of broiler chickens raised in tropical environments

  • 2023
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 53
N.A. Kassim, E.L.T. Chung, M.M. Alghirani, Y.L. Ong, M.H. Kamalludin, F.F. Abdullah Jesse & T.C. Loh Page: 667 - 677

The main goal of this investigation was to determine the effects of Brachiaria decumbens leaf meal on the health performance, blood biomarkers, and relative telomere length of broiler chickens raised in tropical conditions. A total of 300, day-old, male, Ross…

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Comparison between zilpaterol hydrochloride and R-salbutamol fed during the finishing period on the growth and carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle

  • 2023
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 53
E.C. Webb, C. Stock & S.D. Morris Page: 615 - 625

This study aimed to compare the effects of feeding 60 mg of the β-adrenergic agonist, zilpaterol HCl (Zilmax®), per steer per day versus feeding 120 mg of the β-adrenergic agonist, R-salbutamol (Salbutamate®10%), per steer per day for the last 30…

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Effect of a probiotic blend in broiler chicken diets and its effect on growth performance, carcass traits, and haematological profile

  • 2023
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 53
M. Mousapoor, C. Losacco, A. Seidavi, M. Nosrati, W.A.G. de Araújo, L.F.T. Albino, V. Laudadio, V. Tufarelli & D. De Marzo Page: 493 - 502

The study aimed to assess the effect of different dietary levels of a probiotic blend (Probio Enzyme®) during the first 14 days of age (DOA) or up to 42 DOA, on growth performance, carcass and digestive tract traits, and haematological…

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The effect of fibre source in finishing diets on lamb performance and muscle fatty acid composition

  • 2023
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 53
J.F. Macdonald, O.B. Einkamerer, A. Hugo, A. Lepori, M.D. Fair Page: 315 - 325

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary fibre sources on the performance, carcass characteristics, and muscle fatty acid composition of finishing lambs. Fifty-eight Merino ram lambs were randomly allocated to nutritionally similar treatment diets differing…

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Mitigating heat stress in broiler chickens using dietary onion (Allium cepa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplementation

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
M. Shah, N. Chand, R.U. Khan, M. Saeed, M. Ragni, S. Tarricone, V. Laudadio, C. Losacco & V. Tufarelli Page: 811 - 818

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary onion (Allium cepa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplementation on growth, carcass quality, antioxidant status, and immune response in broilers under heat stress. A total of 700 day-old Hubbard…

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Morula (Sclerocarya birrea) kernel cake as a partial soybean meal replacer in Ross 308 broiler diets: Effects on feed utilisation, growth performance, and selected blood parameters

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
F. Manyeula, O. Loeto, K. Phalaagae, L. Baleseng, T. Sebolai, M. Molapisi, T. Khumoetsile & J.C. Moreki Page: 802 - 810

The effects of replacing soybean meal (SBM) with graded levels of morula kernel cake (MKC) on growth performance and haemo-biochemical parameters in broiler chickens were studied. Four iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric diets were formulated by replacing the SBM component at 0,…

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Yeast cell wall supplementation modulates pre-weaning stress in male Nili Ravi buffalo calves

  • 2022
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 52
M. Raza, M.S. Yousaf, M.A. Rashid, A. Maqsood, B. Azam, R. Mustafa, S. Ahmad, A. Khalid, M. Naseem6 & H.U. Rehman Page: 460 - 471

The effects of yeast cell wall (YCW) supplementation on growth performance, cell-mediated immune response, blood metabolites, and health scores in early-weaned male buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves were evaluated. Forty Nili Ravi buffalo calves were randomly divided into four groups and…

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Effects of feeding pellets, live earthworms and tilapia on the growth of African sharptooth catfish fingerlings

  • 2022
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 52
M.Y. Moroasui, A. Ampofo-Yeboah & M.A Antwi Page: 186 - 194

The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of feeding live earthworms (Eisenia foetida) (Savigny, 1826) (Musyoka et al., 2020) and tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) (Peters, 1852) (Russell et al., 2012) on the growth rate of African sharptooth catfish…

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Effect of dietary supplementation with L-Carnitine and fenofibrate on broiler chickens

  • 2021
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 51
M. Azizi-Chekosari, M. Bouyeh, A. Seidavi & M.R. Ventura Page: 587 - 603

A factorial experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of L-Carnitine and fenofibrate on broilers. There were four replicates of four treatments, with each replicate including ten male Ross 308 broiler chickens. The experiment was conducted over a 42-day period.…

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Partial replacement of DL-Methionine and methionine hydroxy analogue with betaine in diets for broiler chickens

  • 2021
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 51
L. Silva, B.S. Vieira, L.D. Castilha, S.E. Takahashi, A.S. Avila, C. Souza, P.S. Cella, J. Broch & R.V. Nunes Page: 533 - 541

The study evaluated the effects on the growth performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens of DL-Methionine (DL-Met) and methionine hydroxy analogue (MHA) supplementation and their partial replacement with betaine (Bet). Two experiments were performed from day 1 to 21…

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Propolis supplementation affects performance, intestinal morphology, and bacterial population of broiler chickens

  • 2021
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 51
S. Sadarman, E. Erwan, A. Irawan, M.M. Sholikin, R. Solfaine, R.P. Harahap, A.C. Irawan, A. Sofyan, N. Nahrowi & A. Jayanegara Page: 477 - 487

A meta-analysis was conducted to examine the effect of supplementing the diet of broiler chickens with propolis on growth, bacterial population of the intestine, antiviral serum concentration, intestinal morphology, and digestive enzyme activities in broiler chickens. Forty peer-reviewed articles that…

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